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Product Design and UX Intern (Summer 2024)

San Francisco
US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
April 2, 2024

Seeking an ambitious product design intern to help pioneer software in biology.

The convergence of laboratory automation, high-throughput assays, and machine learning is moving the medium of biological discovery to silicon.

โ€At LatchBio, we are building the ubiquitous cloud SaaS platform to store, visualize and analyze data from biological experiments.


What's the Product?

We are 22 engineers in San Francisco solving the data bottleneck in biology:

- Data in biotech has increased 10,000x over the past 10 years

- AI in biopharma will 20x in 7 years. $200m to $4b, 54% CAGR.

- We build ubiquitous software, storage, pipelines, & machine learning for all of biology.

Our mission is to build and disseminate the data infrastructure platform of the biocomputing revolution. Today, this is a cloud platform for biotechs to upload, store, analyze, and visualize biological data.



Spun out of UC Berkeley in 2021, we spent 9 months on customer discovery, 12 months building the product, 9 months readying our go-to-market, and the last 3 months beginning to scale. We have achieved:

- 50+ new biotech companies onboarded in the past 12 months

- $28m Series A from Lux Capital, Coatue, and General Catalyst


Outcomes we deliver

- 50% cost savings on cloud (1)

- 80% reduced time-to-insight for biotechs (2)

- 300% increase in validated drug targets in a biotechs data pipeline (3)

- 2x faster drug target screening (4)

- 2-5 FTE hires saved


Who are you?

What you will do

- Conduct user research, including interviews, surveys, and usability testing.

- Create user journey maps.

- Analyze user feedback and data to identify pain points and areas for improvement in the user experience.

- Collaborate with product manager, designer, and developers to create wireframes, prototypes, and mockups.

- Create and maintain documentation for the platform, including user guides, release notes, and technical specifications.

- Support the product manager and designer in various other tasks and projects as needed.


What you need to succeed

- A portfolio of product design samples, either from personal projects or past internships.

- Previous internship experience conducting user research and creating user journey maps.

- Past experience in UX and/or Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

- Front-end development skills are a plus.

- Product knowledge โ†’ understanding Latch's features, services, benefits, and how they meet the needs of a wide variety of scientific aims that biotech users may have.

- Passion for all aspects of the design process โ†’ including project strategy, UI/UX, visual design, and interaction design.

- Ability to work Monday through Saturday in-person in San Francisco.


What's it like to work at Latch?

This closeness will give you a clear idea of what it means to be a CXO and Founder of a high growth early stage technology startup. This is a great role for rockstars who eventually want to be founders or world-class product designers within a tech company.

We have a sprawling space in Dropboxโ€™s building with floor-to-ceiling windows and a mix of desks, pods, couches, and collaboration stations.



You perform your best when you feel your best. Weโ€™re building a high-performance team and donโ€™t hold back on benefits that make people feel healthy, be fulfilled, and do the best work of their lives:

- Stipend of $6000 - $8,000 per month, commensurate with experience.

- Unlimited PTO policy

- $3,000 bonus for each new hire you originally source

- Every lunch and dinner is paid for

- 100% premium covered on Cignaโ€™s platinum health plan ($0 premium, $0 deductible) and 75% premium coverage for dependents.

- 75%-subsidized top-tier dental and vision insurance

- Ambitious equity incentives

- 401(k) plan options

- Company-sponsored professional development

- Work visa sponsorship

- Team-wide science reading groups

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